Show of Hands

Show of Hands - 2008

Great Southern Films Ltd. - 95 min.

DVD UPC/EAN # 9312590150739

Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Craig Hall, Stephen Lovatt, Chelsie Preston-Crayford, Matt Whelan, William Johnson.
Screenplay: Anthony McCarten; Director of Photography: John Cavill; Original Music: Don McGlashan; Sound Designer: Tim Prebble; Editing: John Gilbert; Production Designer: Tim Barlow; Costume Design: Amanda Neale; Makeup Design: Linda Wall; Producers: Rachel Gardner, Angela Littlejohn; Director: Anthony McCarten

An off-beat love story centered on a car yard in New Plymouth, where an endurance competition is staged that requires entrants to place a hand on a Land Rover and keep it there to win the car. The world record for such a competition is over 5 days. Inspired by a true story, motivations such as avarice, poverty, revenge, loyalty and love are pitted against each other in this social experiment to reveal which drive is the strongest. Interestingly New Plymouth is the home town of both McCarten and Lynskey. This low budget light comedy is worth a view.

Censor Rating: M - Review rating: B-

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Presented 1:76:1 anamoprphic 16:9 with either 5.1 dolby digital or 5.1 dts sound. There are no subtitles. Extras include interviews of: Anthony McCarten - 4:48; Angela Littlejohn - 3:02; John Gilbert - 1:10; Melanie Lynskey - 3:54; Craig Hall - 2:13; Stephen Lovatt - 1:26 as well as the theatrical trailer - 1:43 and a gallery of still images. It is available R4 pal from New Zealand sources, selling for about $35nz and from Australian resalers for about $25au.

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